Part of my online life includes editorial duties at, where I serve as the Social Sciences Editor. Each Thursday, I pick notable posts on research in anthropology, philosophy, social science, and research to share on the News site. To help highlight this writing, I also share my selections here on AiP.

This week on

  • Is Columbus and his crew to blame for the rise of syphilis in the Old World? The debate continues at Spirochetes Unwound.

I'll be back next week with more from anthropology, philosophy, and research.